Images tell the complicated stories of our time. We have brought together artists, photographers and filmmakers who are bearing witness and bringing us a vision of a world we rarely see firsthand.
A longtime guest of Mountainfilm, James Balog has spoken about his work on animals and trees; this year, he turns his lens to glaciers. His latest work—the "Extreme Ice Survey"—uses a series of time-lapse cameras to chronicle the rapid recession of glaciers around the world.
This band of artists are bringing to Telluride "The True Cost of Coal," a massive banner that narrates the real damage mining coal does to people and the planet. Artist Emma Bee, a member of the Collective, will explain the work and what we can do to reduce the toll of coal.
Andy Bichlbaum is a leading member of the Yes Men (Mountainfilm 2009, The Yes Men Fix the World). These subversive performance artists pretend to be everyone from major corporations to the country of Canada in their effort to expose malefactors for their shameful stances on essential issues such as climate change. This session will teach you how to be a Yes Man.
Last year at Mountainfilm, director Suzan Beraza premiered Bag It, her film about the pernicious nature of plastic. A year later, she has screened it across the country with such success that the American Chemistry Council has built a website to counter the film's conclusions.
For six years, Aaron Huey has been taking searing photographs of the Lakota people on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Not content to just document their lives, Huey has become an activist who is working creatively and successfully to improve the very difficult lives of the members of this Native American tribe.